decussation definition

  • noun:
    • A crossing in the form of an X.
    • Anatomy An X-shaped crossing, specially of nerves or bands of nerve materials, linking matching parts on contrary sides associated with the brain or back.
    • A crossing or intersection of lines etc. so as to develop an X-shape.
    • Act of crossing at an acute direction, or state of being thus entered; an intersection in the form of an X
    • The act of crossing or intersecting; an intersection; the crossing of two outlines, rays, fibers of nerves, etc.
    • hawaii to be decussated, or that which decussates; a chiasm.
    • an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the page X

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